Never underrate a swift cameo in the second innings of a T20.
In a list of the top 10 strike rates of players who scored 25 or more batting second, all helped their teams win.
That statistic is telling.
The batsmen took only anywhere from nine (the West Indies' Darren Sammy) to 23 balls (the Netherlands' Stephan Myburgh) to inflict their damage but it changed the direction of those games.
The cricketing world has made a quantum leap from once respecting any carefully compiled century off less than a run-a-ball, to revering the likes of Yuvraj Singh slugging 50 off a world record 12 deliveries, since the advent of T20.
First innings blasts are valuable because of their ability to wrest the initiative away from the opposition, but the ability to do it in the pressure of a chase can hold extra merit.
In essence, it's because such axemen free up resources within a maximum of 120 balls. That allows other players time to compose themselves and drill further towards a total.
In a list of 24 international players scoring at a strike rate of 260 or better, their teams went on to win in 19 or 79 per cent of those contests.
Strike rate is the new average.
It's always been the modus operandi of Brendon McCullum as an opener. Blast away, as he did during the 50-over World Cup, and your teammates reap the benefits. If you get out cheaply, little is lost other than one wicket, especially with a barnacle like Kane Williamson entering next.